The Dongers Club - September 6th

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Friday, September 6th

  • Full 15 game slate today
  • Games with rain concerns to monitor Yankees/Red Sox Phillies/Mets
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Clayton Kershaw

Look, I do not think this is a Kershaw throw back smash game by any stretch of the imagination. But when we got so many terrible pitching options and 15 games on the slate to find some pretty cheap bats in good spots from why not take the 6 innings of 0 ER baseball from Kershaw tonight even if they pull him around 95 pitches because they don't need him to go longer? He's facing the Giants at home and should do just fine.

Homer Bailey

Bailey is a very logical play against the Tigers at home. While Detroit has a few guys hitting decent of late (as do most shitty teams in September when you suddenly see all these kids come up and MLB players suddenly have pressure to perform and make an impression to stay in the big leagues) -- they're still not that good and Bailey at home in Oakland makes too much sense if you are fading Kershaw to go elsewhere.

Dylan Bundy

If you wanna live dangerously you can go with Bundy in Camden vs the Rangers who can always blow off for 5 HR or strikeout 12 times.

VALUE - To play with CK

Neither Lopez. Don't touch the Lopez fest in Miami.

Spencer Turnbull

He has had a bad time missing bats lately but Turnbull is still more reliable option today than either Jorge Lopez or Pablo Lopez who I expect to be the chalky SP2 options. This is a good spot to pivot over to Turnbull against Bailey as a little leverage if the Tigers can somehow get him the lead .... christ, who are we kidding, Detroit isn't winning this game. Just pray for 5 innings and move on.

MY FADE

Brendan McKay

I think he has easily replaced Tanner Roark as my least favorite pitcher to use in MLB DFS. Once again he is in a spot where he is going to be very popular and I won't have him, but I wanted to let you know he is out there and he sucks and he is chalk. Do the Jays thing.

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STACK OF THE DAY

Arizona Diamondbacks ... Dyson, Escobar, Marte, Walker, Ahmed

Arizona is absolutely on a tear right now and nobody is noticing. They have been beating up more on below avg teams, but we gotta love their lefties in Cincinnati vs Mahle tonight. I would consider going Ray as well with a 'Zona stack as if he gets the run support and his K upside he could be a nice sneaky play. Nick Ahmed VERY sneaky 'Zona player tonight from the right side. He will play well in this park.

OTHER TEAMS TO TARGET

Minnesota Twins

Dear Cleveland, thanks for playing in 2019, we will see you again in 2027 when you finally realize you should have traded Francisco Lindor this upcoming off-season. Twins are going for the kill shot this weekend and have seen Plutko to know whats coming.

NY Yankees

Uh. The Red Sox are rolling out Jhoulys Chacin tonight. No joke.

SNEAKY STACKS OF THE DAY

Cardinals vs Pirates

Cards and Pirates? Take the over. It's a thing.

Royals vs Marlins

MLB DFS in 2019. Marlins and Royals in Miami on a Friday in September combining for 20 runs from about 30 combined players.... You heard it here first.

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CATCHER

  1. Robinson Chirinos
  2. PUNT

FIRST BASE

  1. Christian Walker
  2. CJ Cron
  3. Ryan Zimmerman ... WooHoo, he is in tonight!

SECOND BASE

  1. Starlin Castro
  2. Kolten Wong
  3. Isan Diaz

THIRD BASE

You can get Escobar+Marte+Ahmed if you fade players in the OF tonight and also still get Kershaw on DK.

  1. Eduardo Escobar
  2. Rafael Devers
  3. Hunter Dozier

SHORTSTOP

Not much I like here beyond Ahmed and Mondesi, so take the contrarian angle tonight with them.

  1. Nick Ahmed
  2. Raul Mondesi

OUTFIELD - Tier 1

  1. Jarrod Dyson
  2. Eddie Rosario
  3. Shin-Soo Choo
  4. Ronald Acuna ... Good at Baseball

OUTFIELD - Tier 2

  1. Nick Castellanos
  2. Max Kepler
  3. Charlie Blackmon
  4. Marcell Ozuna

OUTFIELD - Value ... This is where you find it possible to fit Kershaw in

  1. Austin Dean / Lewis Brinson
  2. Teoscar Hernandez / Randal Grichuk
  3. Josh Rojas
  4. Manny Margot
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THE DONGERS CLUB

  1. Nick Ahmed - SS - Diamondbacks - Chairman
  2. Eddie Rosario - OF - Twins
  3. Austin Dean - OF - Marlins
  4. Ryan Zimmerman - 1B - Nationals
  5. Robinson Chirinos - C - Astros

TOP THREE BETS

  • Cardinals / Pirates OVER
  • Royals / Marlins OVER
  • Twins / Indians OVER
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